Tarbat Discovey Centre

exterior view of Tarbat discovery centre

Portmahomack is the site of Scotland’s only Scheduled Pictish monastic settlement.  Excavations between 1994 & 2007 revealed a wealth of Pictish stone carvings, and evidence that the Picts made vellum for creating early Christian books.  The period ended with a violent Viking raid.  The later St Colman’s Church, itself an A-listed building and now Tarbat Discovery Centre, displays many of these finds as well as those from the 13th – 16th century, a time of fierce clan battles.  88 medieval burials were excavated within the church.  The remains of a smithy were found in the field adjacent.  Twenty years on, this award-winning archaeology programme continues to reveal fascinating details about this intensely historic peninsula and what life was like all those years ago.

Address: Tarbat Old Parish Church, Tarbatness Road, Portmahomack IV20 1YA
Email: admin@tarbat-discovery.co.uk
Tel: 01862 871 351
Website: https://www.tarbat-discovery.co.uk/visitor-information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarbatdiscoverycentre/

The Dragon and Apostle Stone
The Dragon and Apostle Stone